NY State Medical Marijuana Program
Medical cannabis (marijuana) was legalized in New York in July 2014. It has been effectively used to treat medical conditions, especially when other medications have failed. With proper medical supervision, medical cannabis can be safely used to alleviate symptoms such as chronic pain, without having unwanted side effects. Let us help find the best treatment solution for you.
How We Can Help
At your first visit, we provide evaluations, education and certify eligible patients for the New York State Medical Marijuana Program.
- Discuss your medical condition, symptoms and treatment strategies
- Assess possible medication interactions with medical cannabis
- Provide counseling on medical cannabis use and potential side effects
- Electronic Certification to NYS Department of Health
- Treatment plan for initial dose recommendations
- Provide instructions on obtaining a medical cannabis card
- Consultation letter to referring physicians
- Offer telemedicine services for medication monitoring and refills
List of Approved Medical Conditions
- Chronic Pain
- IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury causing spasms
- Multiple Sclerosis
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- HIV infection
- Huntington’s disease
- Opioid Replacement
Crain’s Business NY talks to Dr. Huang (6/20/16)
Medical Marijuana – Drug Policy Alliance (June 2016)
National Academies of Sciences Cannabis Health Effects report (Jan 2017)
Interview with Dr Huang on the Power of CBD oil (Aug 2017)
- Must be a legal resident of New York State with proof of residency i.e. state identification card, driver’s license. Non-NYS residents may qualify if the applicant is temporarily residing in New York State for the purpose of receiving care and treatment.
- Must be at least the age of 18.
- Patients must have a documented medical record of diagnosis. You can give your physician this sample letter to complete, indicating your qualifying condition and associated symptom.
Sample letter of qualifying condition
For more information, please visit:
New York State Medical Marijuana Program